Episode 112″ – Jim “Kimo” West Returns! (Part 1)
Original Air Date – June 23, 2021
With his new slack-key guitar album just released, Weird Al guitarist Jim “Kimo” West makes his triumphant return to the podcast having won his first Grammy Award and other exciting accomplishments since his appearance back on Episode 1″. Dave and Ethan chat with Kimo about his early career, touring with Weird Al and more in part 1 of this exciting and in-depth two-part interview.
Jim “Kimo” West has been playing guitar with Weird Al since 1982. He is also regarded as one of the world’s foremost Hawaiian slack key guitarists. He is a 2021 Grammy Award winner for his album More Guitar Stories, a 2019 Grammy Award nominee for Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island and a four-time Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian ‘Grammy’) nominee. He also wrote and performed the official Dave & Ethan’s 2000″ Weird Al Podcast theme song.